5.02.2013

Baby Jogger Boot Camp: Countdown to my 5k!

This post is part of a series on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 and my experiences in training for a 5k. This post is sponsored by PishPoshBaby. I was provided with a Baby Jogger Summit X3 for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
I did it! I officially signed up for a 5k! I searched and searched for one that sounded fun and exciting. I wanted a 5k that sounded like something I would look forward to. I'd hope to find one that supported a cause I was passionate about (cloth diaper 5k, anyone?). I even searched for some out of town runs. In the end, I couldn't find anything that fit all of that criteria and ended up signing up for the 5k in my town.

"Run the Quay" is a 5k that takes you through downtown Fuquay-Varina. At least I'll see some pretty houses along the way! Plus, I get a free t-shirt! I signed my husband up too. There was no way I was going to do it alone! So, June 1 at 8 am I'll be lacing up my running shoes and strapping my toddler in our stroller! Only ONE MONTH (4 1/2 WEEKS) to go! I.am.not.ready.

My dear, sweet running partner hasn't been on a run with me in weeks. It just hasn't worked out with our schedules. I've also decided to ditch my training app that I was using, C25k. I wasn't having any problems with it, but I decided to change things up in a way that made sense to me and (I think) helps me to run further. The c25k app used walk/jog intervals for set amounts of time, that gradually make you run more each week. This is great and I love the idea, but instead of the app telling me when to run based on time, I'm using landmarks in my neighborhood to know when to run or walk. My plan is to gradually run further each time. So far, so good! At this point, I still don't see me running the entire 5k! If I had to do it today, I'd definitely be walking part of it.

I'd really like to get this Baby Jogger Universal Parent Console accessory before the race. The under carriage storage basket provides a ton of storage, which is where I've been putting my water bottle while running, but I'd like to be able to have it in reach. It would be much easier to grab and keep going. Pish Posh Baby carries some awesome accessories for the Summit x3 (and lots of other strollers too). One of my favorite accessories that I've got my eye on is the glider board. I think that is so cool and will be super handy when we have another baby (but of course not for running). I've created a Pinterest board with all my favorite stroller accessories.

Okay, so one month to go! Cheer me on! Don't let me freak out! Any advice to get me through the next month and be READY?


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